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I am a software architect, living in Charlotte, NC.


Jul
20
comment What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
Well, the odd thing is the sector has worked fine for a week. These images change out pretty frequently (I also have a thunderbolt display), so I see the same image at least twice a day. When it showed up as my background this morning, I saw the artifacting, but not before.
Jul
20
comment What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
Thanks for the additional information. I did run a disk verification, and it checked out. The odd thing is that this file wasn't corrupt until today. Everything has been working fine until now. Also, I have an SSD, not a HDD. Should that make any difference? Is there a chance that the SSD is sealed better?
Jul
20
comment What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
It was in a sleep state (since it was closed) and, yes, I have an SSD. I forgot to mention that.
Jul
20
asked What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
Jul
9
awarded  Caucus
Jul
3
revised Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
added 677 characters in body
Jul
3
comment Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
Also, I am aware of the bit with the ActiveX components. (I've even developed a few.) What I don't understand is why detecting the need for new updates takes forever and doesn't appear to be doing anything when you run diagnostics on your PC in the middle of the process. Best answer is probably that the PC has sent information to MS and MS puts it in a queue, and analyses it before sending you a list of updates. I was, however, curious if any one knew the facts of the process. Thanks for your response though.
Jul
3
comment Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
FYI, this was an install from the Win XP with SP3 iso, onto a VM. So there were no further service packs. That there are, were over 120 Critical Updates and (I think) around 40 recommended updates. This is the most current iso that is available on the MSDN.
Jul
3
comment Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
Yes, I think that would make since, however, I step through this process in some form or another (considering the various OSes) about once a year. Still, I've been doing this the days of Windows 98 and this just seems to be a part of Windows life. I'm not really looking for a solution, more an explanation of why the detection process takes so long.
Jul
2
asked Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
Jun
20
revised How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?
Solution clarification
Jun
20
accepted How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?
Jun
20
revised How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?
Furtther details outlining the problem.
Jun
20
comment How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?
Yes, I did this, but my IP is still coming from the router that my Ethernet is coming from. In my case, my wireless router gives out IPs in the 192.168.3.xxx range, while the Ethernet router gives out addresses in the 192.168.100.xxx range. I even changed to the recommended settings and restarted the computer. It is worth noting that running 'ipconfig /renew' also hangs in Parallels. There must be something else that I must need to do.
Jun
19
asked How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?
Jun
5
accepted Why won't MS Access 2010 show my list of System DSNs when I attempt to link data tables from SQL Server?
May
3
comment How can I pin a program to the Windows 7 Taskbar, with parameters?
Thank you, this is what I was specifically looking for.
May
3
accepted User receiving an “Error Code: 403 Forbidden” but no one else is. What can I suggest that they do to fix it?
May
3
comment User receiving an “Error Code: 403 Forbidden” but no one else is. What can I suggest that they do to fix it?
I'm not sure if my customer ever solved this problem. Thanks for your help.
May
3
accepted How can I pin a program to the Windows 7 Taskbar, with parameters?